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San Mateo Prime

174 E 3rd Ave, San Mateo, CA 94401 · Central San Mateo
(650) 558-8918 · $$$$$ · Steak House
Rating: 3.5 out of 5"383 Yelp reviews


  • Mon - Sun5:00 PM - 10:00 PM


Welcome to San Mateo Prime! Our staff at San Mateo Prime passionately delivers a prime choice of beef to their customers since late 2007. Our main feature is dry aged prime rib, where each rack of succulent prime rib is cooked with rock salt and slowly roasted to perfection. It Moreis then cut on our trolly and served au jus. Not in the mood for prime rib? Try our other choices of entrees such as steak, rack of lamb, and fresh seafood. There is a dish to satisfy the appetite of any guest. Come join us at San Mateo Prime.

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Popular menu items

Creamed Corn · Creamed Spinach · Baked Potato · Garlic Fries · Tiramisu

General info

Casual · Romantic · Family Friendly



Latest reviews

  • Rating: 2.0 out of 5"May 11, 2015 · by Colleen M. from YelpMy review is based solely from one experience, but it's enough for me not to come back for a regular lunch or dinner meal. Some family had rented the restaurant for a red egg and ginger party, and while they were accommodating and welcoming in the beginning, the food was... less than palatable.The … Full review
  • Rating: 4.0 out of 5"May 06, 2015 · by Julie L. from YelpCompared to Broadway Prime, its sister restaurant, this place feels a lot bigger. Maybe it's the higher ceilings and decor.We were the only other table here besides the other 2 on a Friday night so service wasn't an issue. Food came out pretty quick. Great that they have a full bar. Food quality is ok. We requested for bones for our dog and they gave us a lot! Thanks =] Full review
  • Rating: 1.0 out of 5"May 06, 2015 · by Rhawnie P. from YelpThe food was mediocre at best and overpriced. The restaurant was empty. The waiter was, well clearly meaning well, completely inappropriate (to the point of basically calling me out for not reminding him I wanted my salad dressing on the side when it was delivered already tossed, and I returned it since I … Full review
  • Rating: 1.0 out of 5"Apr 21, 2015 · by Jacquelin P. from YelpThis is one of the WORST resteraunts in San Mateo! I wanted to come because I was craving prime rib and with Black Angus, Gullivers and Hungry Hunters all having been closed I was on the prowl. I could not have been more disappointed.The first thing I noticed was that the place was empty on a … Full review
  • Rating: 5.0 out of 5"Apr 20, 2015 · by Sam K. from YelpJuicy and delicious prime rib has been found in the Peninsula!Compared to the Burlingame location, San Mateo Prime is ideal for a more intimate setting if you plan to dine downstairs; perfect for date night dinner. Started off with the garlic bread with crab meat and artichoke dip and I had to refrain myself … Full review